Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Timmmmmberrrrrr

We had some trees in our backyard that were encroaching on the overhead power lines, so some city lumberjacks came to remove them today. One was a HUGE pine tree. Here's a shot of it when most of the branches had been cut off, but the trunk was still there. I guess you can't be afraid of heights to do this job.
My other shots are of Alex, posing for me on the pile of wood that was left behind today. The deal is, the city cuts down the tree for free, shreds the branches in the big shredding machine, but leaves the trunk. My kids love the trunk pieces. They think they'll make great posing props for my photography. (Scary how my children's minds work like that, isn't it?) My daughter also thinks it would be great to have one of them in her room as a side table. I'm not sure how she thinks she'll be able to lug it into the house, but I'm not one to stifle her creativity in decorating!
I'm not really sure why Alex's hair has a blue cast to it in this first shot. HMMMM.



29 comments:

Kristina said...

Love that second from last one! Beautiful colors!

Nicole said...

Wow, I think your kids were thrilled with their choice of props. You got some great shots!

Sharon said...

Cool! Looks like a palm tree with those top branches still on. ;) Wonderful pics of your son.

hailiriley said...

That middle on of your little guy is perfect! I love them all!
cari

Jason said...

great shots! That is a big tree! It is fun to see the ideas kids get when they get new stuff around the house to play with.

Shawna said...

Love the 2nd from the last shot... what a cutie!

Danielle said...

That is a crazy job I could not do. I actually like the blue cast (but I like funky stuff). He's a cute boy. Maybe your dd will be an interior decorator when she grows up.

Amy said...

You're right, one would definitely not be able to have a fear of heights! I love the second shot of your son!

cherie said...

nice shots of your son. like the middle one. cute kid !

Yvonne said...

Great pictures! Love the second shot, his pose is great!

Mom2Aliyah said...

Love that second one of your little guy!! He's so cute!

Lori said...

Now that's some tree! Your DS has AMAZING eyes! Great shots!

cristina said...

i agree with both! a side table and a prop...you see, you can run out of creativity but you'll always have 'back-up' with the kids around...isn't that a sweet deal?
loved that last shot of your ds...he looks angelic!
tfs!

Gypsy Girl said...

Wow that is high. Not the job for me. Love your sons beautiful blue eyes.

Shanna Jones said...

We had a huge tree removed last year. I have pictures of it somewhere...LOL Love that last shot!

Enjoying The Little Moments said...

Wow what a cutie!

~*Steffie*~ said...

Our power company has the same policy. We had 3 trees removed and it took so many trips to the yard waste recycling facility to get rid of them.

The photos are spectacular! The next to last one is the best IMHO.

Watch out for the sap on those pine trees. ;)

Liz said...

LOVE the second to the last shot! Great exposure and focus and a totally cute kiddo to boot. :)

Mandy said...

What a cool tree shot. It looks so bare. I love the shots your son. What a cutie!

Reds said...

Wouldn't want his job!!! Love your pics of your son!

Becky said...

I love the way the tree looks with the branches missing as he progresses up the tree--definitely not a job I could do. Alex looks so handsome.

Val said...

Great shots of your son. That tree job looks scary!

Angela2932 said...

Wow!, I love your top and last photos! Kids! They can come up with the best rationalizations for keeping stuff. . . .for You, of course!

pat said...

Ah, there's a photo op in just about everything! Your DS is so cute---and I love your DD's idea! Clever girl! Just make sure that if you use a round, you put something underneath it so the sap doesn't get all over the place---or better yet, wait 6 mos. until it dries.

Joanne said...

Wow that is a tall tree! Great shots of the kids!

Jodi said...

Love that second shot of your boy. Hope the tree didn't fall on anything important.

Jen said...

What a cute boy! Like the pping on these.

pakosta said...

wow! so cool of a tree!
tara

Amy said...

The second from the last is my favorite. He's a cute little guy.